CURRICULUM & COURSES
We emphasize developing competence in writing, editing and reporting applicable to the print and broadcast media. We pride ourselves in weaving ethics into each of our courses.
Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Mass Communication
The following table summarizes all requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in journalism & mass communication. For an overview of a particular course, click on its title. Our Course Descriptions page lists all journalism & mass communication courses. For one possible breakdown of the major by semester, see the Plan of Study below.
* The foreign language must be at the level of 202 or higher. Students not prepared to begin at this level will need to take additional courses in language that will count as general electives.
** Credits include all other courses that cannot be recorded elsewhere, including modern-language courses below the level of 202.
Plan of Study for a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Mass Communication
Changes in the sequence of the plan of study below may be desirable. These must be made in consultation with the student’s academic adviser. To see the title of a course in the plan of study, simply pass the cursor over the course's number. To see an overview of a course, click on its number. A list of all journalism & mass communication courses is found on our Course Descriptions page.
*The modern language requirement must be at the level of 202 or higher. Students not prepared to begin at this level will need to take additional courses. Those additional courses will count as general electives.
INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENT: Students must complete internship requirements totaling 400 hours both on and off campus under guidance of the School of Communication's internship coordinator. Transfer students must complete 100 hours for each year they are on campus.
Changes in the sequence of the program listed above may be desirable. These must be made in consultation with the student's academic adviser.
Requirements for a minor in Journalism & Mass Communication
A minor for non-majors includes the completion of 21 credits as follows:
- 12 credits of the four required courses:
- 9 credits from:
- Journalism & Mass Communication (JMC) courses
- Strategic Communication & Digital Media (MC) courses
To declare a minor, a special form must be filed with the Records Office by the end of the student's junior year. Interested students should see their adviser.